Quentin Meillassoux, The Number and the Siren

The Number and the Siren [update]

Missed this one…Quentin Meillassoux’s second book – a ‘philosophical detective story’ in the form of an analysis of Mallarmé’s famous poem Un Coup de Dés – is forthcoming in May (Urbanomic). As Deleuze once remarked ‘a book of philosophy should be in part a very particular species of detective fiction, in part a kind of science fiction’. Hopefully, that is exactly what Meillassoux offers in his further interrogation of chance, contingency and a true philosophy of the future.

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UPDATE: Anthony Paul Smith (an und für sich) has written a terrific review of Meillassoux’s book.